Ashleigh Cain

Ashleigh is a key part of the editorial team at Whiskey Rocks. You'll often find her either writing educational articles or reviewing the latest artisan whiskeys. Her favorite drink? Ashleigh loves smokey scotches like Laphroaig, but you'll also often find her with an old fashioned in hand.
Uncle Nearest Whiskey Review

Nothing beats a stiff glass of Uncle Nearest Whiskey on a Friday evening after a long week of hard work. It’s even better when you share the bottle with a couple of friends as you unwind. Alcohol has a way of bringing people together and strengthening bonds. Like all the great things in this life, […]

Kavalan Whisky Review

Kavalan whisky is named after the indigenous Kalvan people. This group originally inhabited the Kabalan plain, which is now known as Yilan County. The distillery that is now used to create the whiskey was completed in December 2005. The business also produced the first spirit in March 2006 and released their first Bottle in December […]

Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky Review

Some people say that the art of blending achieves the pinnacle of whisky perfection. Others will claim that it is a single malt. However, this doesn’t take away from the fact the Ballantine's 17 is a favorite for many whiskey lovers,  History of Ballantine’s Whiskey Established in 1827, Ballantine’s started its journey in a grocery […]

Teeling Irish Whiskey review

Teeling Whiskey is the flagship product from Teeling Distillery in Dublin. It is a small batch of Irish whiskey created by mixing a blend of grain and malt whiskeys. These are initially aged in former Bourbon barrels. After this, the guys at Telling decided to move the whiskey cover to casks that used to hold […]

Noah's Mill Bourbon Review

Noah’s Mill is a small batch of world-class bourbon. It’s a hit creation from the Willet Distillery, a small batch and rare type of Bourbon. It pays true respect to early pioneers of Kentucky after the Revolutionary War who started distilling excess corn into tasty Bourbon.  Noah’s mill combines different bourbons into a wonderful blend […]

Black Velvet Canadian Whisky review

Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey was originally developed in 1946. However, it wasn’t introduced to the market until 1951. Thus, the legacy as we know it today began nearly 95 years later. During this time, the Gilbey brothers came to Hertfordshire, England, after their time spent serving in the Crimean War.  After searching for a business […]

Willett Bourbon Review

Willett Bourbon is a small batch bourbon, named for the founders of the Willett Distillery. It is bottled in a distinctive still shaped decanter. The bourbon was released in 2008. Originally, it was a single barrel bourbon. Each bottle was sealed with a label identifying the individual ageing barrel, the number of the bottle within […]

Widow Jane Bourbon Review

Something of a new kid on the block in bourbon terms, Widow Jane is making waves among Kentucky bourbons. The exquisitely sourced bourbon is blended with Limestone mineral water from the Widow Jane Mine in Kentucky, and combined to give the unique and remarkable taste and flavor. The Widow Jane Distillery is owned by Cacao […]

Old Crow Bourbon Review

Created in 1830 by a Scottish immigrant called James Crow, this bourbon was sold across many different distilleries. Crow died in 1856, and the original bourbon died with him, however, the name was kept by W.A. Gaines and Company, who produced their own version of Old Crow under the name. This is the version that […]

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Review

Woodford Reserve is made by the Brown-Forman Company, with the distillery named after Brown-Forman. However, it used to be called Old Oscar Pepper Distillery up until Brown-Forman bought it in 1941, and refurbished it in 1993. Located in Kentucky, this is one of the finest bourbons produced in America, and Woodford Reserve has long been […]

Evan Williams Bourbon Review

Who was Evan Williams? Apart from being the progenitor of the famous bourbon, he was a Welsh immigrant born in Pembrokeshire who emigrated to the United States. He found his home in Kentucky where he began to brew bourbon in 1783 – according to legend.  Evan Williams standard-issue bourbon comes with a black label as […]

Proper 12 Whiskey Review

After his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in 2017, UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced that he would be launching his whiskey. He released the Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey as a dedication to his hometown Crumlin, a suburb of Dublin. The founder McGregor, with the support of former Bushmills distillery manager David Elder, and his team […]

Monkey Shoulder Whisky Review

You’ll find Monkey Shoulder Whisky labeled with ‘Batch 27’, which harkens back to the original idea of only making Monkey Shoulder in 27 casks at a time. Originally, the vatting would have been a mix of whiskies from the three William Grant & Sons’ distilleries found in Speyside, Scotland (that being Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and Kininvie). […]

Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Review

Kirin Brewery Company, a Japanese firm, manufactures Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey. The distillery of the brand in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, was established in 1910 in an architectural design based on the Spanish Mission. The structure is under the National Registrar of Historic Places.  History of Four Roses Bourbon Whisky In 1884, Paul Jones Jr shifted his […]

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Review

The Buffalo Trace Distillery is a special one and has become famous over the years for its sheer output, which consists of, give or take, 10 million liters of whiskey per year. This makes up over 40 different products: rye whiskies, wheated bourbon, and even a vodka thrown in for good measure. And, of course, […]

Tincup American Whiskey Review

Distilled in Indiana and bottled in Colorado, Tincup American Whiskey has a fair journey to make until its drinkers can finally get hold of it. Still, the fact that it is a sourced whiskey doesn’t detract from the great flavors you’ll get when you have a glass. It’s an interesting mix, too sweet for some, […]

The Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon Review

The Michter’s US *1 Small Batch bourbon is light and sweet, but when the age of the drink is listed as ‘NAS’ (no age statement), it’s hard to define exactly what you’re getting. It might be a young bourbon, it might have some age to it, but unless you have a very specifically tailored palette, […]

Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon Review

Every whiskey has a story. Heaven's Door whiskey is attached to Bob Dylan; the musical giant has always seemed to have a connection to whiskey. A tumbler of whiskey is an excellent accompaniment to his music, after all.  The name comes from the title of one of his most famous tracks, Knocking On Heaven’s Door. […]

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Some whiskeys taste great; others have history. In a Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon review, you’ll find that this bourbon has both on its side.  It’s the creation of Elmer T. Lee, who was the former distiller at Buffalo Trace. This drink is noted for being the first single barrel bourbon. Indeed, so influential was the […]

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Review

Some whiskeys have prestige and class on their side, but you aren’t going to find that here. However, that doesn’t mean that Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey isn’t worth trying.  It’s popular, and we wanted to know what all the fuss was about. This whiskey is an entirely modern invention. It comes from a California bar. […]

Angel's Envy Bourbon Review

The distillery behind Angel’s Envy Bourbon is steeped in history. With a heritage spanning over two centuries, their hand-finished spirits are inspired by one of the finest Master Distillers in history, Lincoln Henderson.   The makers of Angel’s Envy are fanatical in their quest for the perfect taste and check each barrel at every stage of […]

Copper Dog Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review

A blended scotch whisky with a rich flavor and affordable price point, Copper Dog from Speyside is perfect for drinking neat or enjoying with your favorite mixers or in a nice cocktail. Launched in 2016, Copper Dog has proven itself a popular choice for bars and restaurants across the world, with the blend balanced explicitly […]

Jura Journey Whisky Review

Regular readers have most likely read our review of Jura Elixir Single Malt Whisky Review, and you’ll know that it got a 5-star rating. But that leads us nicely to the Jura Journey Whiskey.  Since we’ve covered the history of the distillery, we can dive straight into the details.  Smell Jura Journey has a somewhat […]

Aberlour 12 Year Old Whisky Review

The Aberlour Distillery is, as the name suggests in Aberlour. Specifically in a location called the River Spey. It is described as a magical location, and the distillery itself is small. James Fleming founded the Aberlour Distillery in 1879.  The location was chosen because there is a supply of fresh spring water. What makes the […]

Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon Review

Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon has been around for more than 60 years and was created by Master Distiller Jimmy Russel. This popular bourbon has a high rye content and is aged in an American White Oak barrel. The Wild Turkey distillery goes back to 1869; however, the Wild Turkey brand wasn’t established until 1940. As […]

Grant’s Triple Wood Blended Scotch Whisky Review

Grant's whisky is one of the most famous whiskies, loved across the globe. Find out more about what to expect from this superb Scotch blend in this review.

Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review

If you love adventure and the outdoors, you have found your drink. Learn all you need to know about the unique Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky below.

Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky review

With its fresh and clean taste, the Haig Club Whisky mixes well with any cocktail. Learn about this modern whisky here and make it the star of your next party.

Ezra Brooks Bourbon review

Does your bourbon cabinet need a bottle of Ezra Brooks? We've compiled our thoughts on this trusted bottom shelf bourbon here and how to drink it.

The Old Forester Bourbon review

The Old Forester, a Kentucky classic, has been around for almost 150 years. Does it have a place in your drink cabinet? Check our review to find out.

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1792 Small Batch Bourbon review

Wondering whether the 1792 bourbon is for you? We've compiled our thoughts on its distinctive high rye flavors here and how to best drink it.

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Eagle Rare 10-year Bourbon review

Eagle Rare Bourbon is an affordable straight Kentucky whiskey consisting of 10% or less rye. Its profile is complex, with the right balance of sweet, spicy, and oaky notes.

Jameson Irish Whiskey review

In this new review, you will find all of the relevant information on Jameson Irish whiskey, including how to drink it and where it is made - and our honest opinion on its taste.

Rabbit Hole Bourbon review

Rabbit Hole pulls you in with sweet and floral notes, making it extremely palatable and easy to drink. It’s hard to complain about anything but the price.

Buffalo Trace Bourbon review

Buffalo Trace is the flagship straight bourbon from the legendary distillery in Kentucky. It’s a drinkable and accessible bourbon that will undoubtedly impress.

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky review

The Monkey Shoulder Scotch Blended Whisky is for anyone looking for a fun drink that is rich and vibrant.

Larceny 92 Proof Bourbon Review

Larceny produces one of the more accessible wheated bourbons with a fair price tag and an approachable flavor profile. Here is our review.

Maker's 46 Bourbon review

In this review, we bring you an honest, up-to-date review of Maker’s 46 whiskey, including everything you need to know about this popular whiskey.

Knob Creek Straight Bourbon review

Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bourbon bottling began in 1992, and it has been going strong ever since.

Bulleit Bourbon review

Bulleit is a spicy and versatile bourbon that is great for both mixing and sipping. Here’s the full Whiskey Rocks review for our impressions.

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